For Judith Butler, gender is constituted through a set of "discursively constrained performative acts that produce the body through and within the categories of sex" (x) and "[tjhe replication of heterosexual constructs in non heterosexual frames brings into relief the utterly constructed status of the so-called heterosexual original" (31); according to Luce Irigaray, who put forward the strategy "playing with mimesis" (76), women can expose the artificiality and inauthenticity of femininity by parodically
mimicking conventional images of it.
Faulkner in As I Lay Dying constructs a modernist repurposing of the sublime pastoralism implicit in American transcendentalism by parodically
perverting its claim for the profound unity of mankind and nature.
The rapid and constant change in subjects and speakers allows Gaddis to parodically
enact the reductive conflation of the political, social and the aesthetic to the economic that Gibbs is more vainly striving to speak to.
Part 1 of the book comprises an extended chapter on the play's connection to The Republic, which Shaw parodically
references near the climax of the play: "Plato says, my friend, that society cannot be saved until either the Professors of Greek take to making gun-powder, or else the makers of gunpowder become Professors of Greek" (38).
To see the organ-player of "Abt Vogler" parodically
turned into a driver who has misused his car's clutch in "The Beginner: After He Has Been Extemporizing on an Instrument Not of His Own Invention" is deliciously funny.
In cutting up the famed formal unity of Bicycle Thieves by shoving an image of pleasurable violent excess into the middle of the earlier film's affective economy, Jaws parodically
inverts Bicycle Thieves' subtle threat to withdraw its sympathy from Antonio.
Cull writes that the episode is part of a larger effort to present Don Quixote as parodically
less viril than the traditional caballero andante (37).
Blessed with parodically
presidential good looks, yet cursed with the unconvincing mannerisms of an early-generation android without its update patch, Romney is that most discombobulating of political phenomena--a boring enigma.
In certain battle scenes Alexander Pope deploys the language of revenge tragedy from Chapman's day, almost parodically
it sometimes seems, and he gets to the bloody point with merciless address:
The film falls short by addressing too many audiences at once and thus losing internal coherence at times, yet the manner in which Un paraiso parodically
contorts the Cecilia story merits critical attention.
Director Thomas 0stbye examines Emanuel's situation in an almost parodically
clinical manner that only underscores its hopeless ambiguity.
It is perhaps at this point that one might begin to suspect that pity cannot be 'expressed' in either of the two major senses of that term (not even through Bruce's tapeworm), as articulation or as physical expulsion: it can only coil itself, sit at the heart of the mountainously constipated castles of defence, or self-defence, insisting all the time that, to quote the parodically
self-pitying title of a novel by Christopher Brookmyre, 'A big boy did it and ran away'.
attempting to effect an essentially realist frame, albeit parodically
In the case of Ezra, his enculturation to and embrace of an almost parodically
restricting ideal for masculine subjectivity has rendered him inexplicably incapable of relating to his own wife.
Since the barking occurs near the altar, before a figure of the Virgin, Gilbert argues that "Robin actually does become a kind of sacred Dog, a reversed God (or Goddess) of the third sex, parodically
barking before a conventional statuette of the Madonna" (216).